Eating disorders are serious health conditions which badly affect a person’s health. Bulimia and anorexia nervosa are two of the most common problems.
As well as your health, your self-esteem and personal relationships can suffer dramatically.
Dentists are trained to notice certain signs that may be connected with eating disorders. For example:
- Bad breath
- Dry mouth
- Tenderness in the mouth
- Erosion of the tooth enamel
- Mouth sores
- Highly sensitive teeth
Eating disorders severely affect your teeth and oral health. Self-induced vomiting can easily erode the tooth enamel due to stomach acids. The person may also experience tenderness of the mouth and throat and develop swollen salivary glands.
Restore your Oral Health
There are several steps that can be taken to reduce the negative effects of eating disorders on your oral health and body:
- Avoid brushing your teeth right after vomiting – rinse your mouth with water
- A daily tropical fluoride application helps prevent tooth decay and strengthens your teeth
- Maintaining good oral hygiene routine at home
- Regular dental visits to monitor the health of your teeth and gums
If you are suffering from eating disorder, contact your physician and your dentist at Q1 Dental in Melbourne for help.
Call us on (03) 9078 1955 or book your appointment online and claim your PAY NO GAP OFFER on a check-up and cleaning.